According the American Red Cross, seven people die every day in home fires, most in homes that lack working smoke alarms. Sadly, children and the elderly disproportionately lose their lives. To combat these grim figures, the Red Cross launched its Home Fire Campaign in 2014. And on April 28, it needs our help with their Sound the Alarm program in the Cramer Hill section of Camden.
Sound the Alarm is a series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events across the country. Together with fire departments and other community partners, Red Cross volunteers:
- Canvass at-risk neighborhoods
- Install free smoke alarms
- Replace batteries in existing alarms
- Provide fire prevention and safety education
In just three years, our home visits have accomplished so much, including the installation of more than 1 million smoke alarms and preparing more than 1 million people against home fires. In Camdent, Mayor Donna Redd and Fire Chief Michael Harper will be kicking off the day at the Kroc Center. Want to pitch in? Reach out to Randi Zamkotowicz at firstname.lastname@example.org.